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Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
 At least two U.S. medical schools so far are early adopters of Dr. Benjamin Lok and Dr. Carla Pugh’s “Robot Butt” for teaching doctors-in-training to properly (and compassionately) administer prostate exams. The robot, bent over a desk to simulate the patient profile, has sensors to alert the
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
 Is the signature smell of Texas A&M University more “Italian lemon, bergamot and iced pineapple” (that open into “a body of vivid florals, raw nutmeg and cinnamon”) or more “bat feces” and “chilifest stink”? The two commentaries were contrasted in a November Wall Street Journal
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
 Land developers for the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. (famous as the inspiration for the hotel in Stephen King’s The Shining), announced recently that they need more space and thus will dig up and move the hotel’s 12-gravesite pet cemetery. Neighbors told the Fort Collins Coloradoan in September that